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Bacolod City, PhilippinesThursday, November 7, 2013

An evening to remember


It was a very special evening for the five outstanding “modern-day Negrense heroes”, who were honored by a grateful province during the 115th Cinco de Noviembre celebration at the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol Social Hall Tuesday.

The turn-of-the-century setting was perfect for the event. The awardees were Dr. Angel Alcala for environment management, Dr. Januario John Rivas for public service, Ninfa Leonardia for community journalism, Merceditas Montilla for community service and Leticia Ledesma (who, unfortunately, was ill and could not attend), for arts and culture.

The hall was filled with family, friends and admirers of the awardees, who came to share this special moment. The sounds of the rondalla filled the air as guests mingled and chatted away while enjoying the pica-pica of nuts and crispy lechon, served with wine.

The program was a splendid display of our very own culture with the participation of the NOHS Rondalla, the Provincial Capitol Employees Choir, The La Salle Chorale and the USLS MassKara Theater Ensemble, who presented a creative short play on the Cinco de Noviembre revolution. The WNU Ka-anyag Pilipinas Dance Company delighted the audience with their Pilipino dances, and brought the house down with their heart-stopping performance of the “Tinikling”.

Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. gave an inspiring message before presenting the awards to the five outstanding Negrenses. Alcala gave the response for the awardees.

Everyone enjoyed the cocktails, while they lingered and raved over how they enjoyed the presentation.

Kudos to Gov. Marañon for a brilliant show! To all the awardees – MABUHAY!*

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